May 29, 2014
Guillermo Del Toro Presents "The Strain"
Following an impressive pilot, the decision was made to expand Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan's The Strain into a full season, finally bringing Guillermo's original vision for this franchise to reality. While Del Toro had originally envisioned this vampire horror series as a TV his initial attempts to find a party interested were unsuccessful, resulting in novelizations and comic book adaptations between 2009-2011 that eventually piqued the interest of FX.
The Strain offers an unorthodox take on vampire mythos, treating the symptoms of vampirism as a contagious, parasitic virus that originates on a Boeing 777 and ultimately spills out into the streets of New York. And these vampires are nothing like what we're accustomed to, with giant retractable stingers reminiscent of the Plaga monsters from the later Resident Evil installments. Following rave reviews of the pilot, which was directed by Del Toro the series was expanded into a full 13 episode season that will premiere July 13 on FX. Something to look forward to.
The Strain is a thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.